Delta dualed to a 33-31 win Friday night against Monte Vista. This is the sixth consecutive year the Panthers defeated Monte Vista, said head coach Clayton Curtis.
Monte Vista is ranked sixth in class 3A On the Mat rankings.
At 120 pounds, Hayes McCracken won with a pin in 25 seconds against Kyler Lobato.
At 145, Derek Horn pinned Dillon Martinez in the second round for the win. And Alfredo Rosales defeated 13th ranked Isaac Medina by a 4-0 decision.
Monte Vista was open at 170, 220 and 285 pounds.
The dual came down to the last match, said head coach Clayton Curtis. Delta lost two matches by a single point. David Brown (113) lost by a 6-5 decision to seventh-ranked Jose Duran, and at 152 pounds, Hunter Brasfield lost by a 5-4 decision to ninth-ranked Garrett Pacheco. Alfredo Rosales defeated Isaac Medina by a 4-0 decision.
The Panthers placed sixth at Saturday's Alamosa Invitational tournament.
Cordell Stroud placed second at 160 pounds. Kory Mills (170), Brasfield and Hayes McCracken (120) all placed fourth.
The team wrestled exceptionally well at both events, said Curtis.
Despite not placing, Derek Horn had a good weekend. He and other athletes are starting to turn the corner as regional competition approaches. "We're seeing some improvement in... consistency. Hopefully we'll keep getting better," said Curtis.
Alamosa was a tough tournament, said Curtis. While only 10 teams competed, they were all high-quality teams.
The Panthers will compete with Palisade and Summit at a triangle dual this Thursday at Palisade.
On Saturday, they head for Rifle to compete in the Rumble in the Rockies dual meet at Rifle High School. Last year, Delta was 4-1 to place second at the dual tournament.blog comments powered by Disqus